posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 04:54 PM
reply to post by SUICIDEHK45
Are you brand spanking new to this?
Like new enough you have not put your trapps in a 5 gallon bucket of salty water and rusted them right good, then soaked them in a fish oil to stop
the rust at desired color.
All thats left after that is study the animal you wanna catch...
For example a coyote...I use snare "icatch them live" so they can be sold to a hunting dog trainer.... find a scoot hole where they run thru a fence
and at the last second scoot under the barb wire.....dog on a cabel...
leg traps.....I find hard to use walking up on a wounded animal...sorry..
conibears...I use alot...90% of my fur bearing comes from these..
Learning an animals actions and routines is all I can tell ya, that and surgical gloves and scent "human scent is really tough....90% of new
trappers, never beat that part and give up, very crutial part...!
Thats where the traps soaked in fish oil also help, and of course you need to run them down the creek, my friend rides a burrow to trap I
canoe/kayak....his way is more fun...but both work well I run about 5-8 miles of traps, down the river 1/8 -1/4 mile apart at dusk and return at
sunrise to refloat the same route.....u2u me if you want or I'll try to put a much better version together for everyone....books are good....last
one I checked out was from the middle school library.....to my suprise..
ETA...don't get the immpression ...that I think I'm great or the best....but I would be willing to give more details of how I have been doing this
for the last 10 years or so...I hope to learn something too.....already have....
[edit on 25-8-2010 by Doc Holiday]